A possibility for an amusing thread? What are you memories of the Grocer (Cox'n) on your boat? And what was your Grocers nickname ? On Cachalot, out in SM7 in Singers, our Grocer was nicknamed "Carrots" because of his penchant for having them on the menu at every opportunity. One day, the fresh stores lighter came alongside, filled with loads of goodies like spuds, cabbage and fruit, but not a hint of a carrot anywhere. We stripped the lighter to its deckboards, and still no sign of the grocers favourite veggie. Just as we were about to secure and go for a wet, he appeared on the casing, and said "right lads, let's have the deckboards up" and lo and behold, the entire under-deck area of the lighter was crammed with sacks of carrots! On a seperate note, we once had an extended patrol, and ran out of beans, spaghetti and arrigonis, so for breakfast, the chef (on orders from the Grocer) seved up egg, bacon and (yes you've guessed it) carrots! Apparantly, QR's and AI's stated that a vegetable had to be offered for brekkie - well, at least it gave it some colour! Happy days!